Debra Mecky

Historical Society Launches Construction Phase of New Campus

A major milestone is being celebrated for the Reimagine the Greenwich Historical Society Campus Campaign with the official launch of the construction phase of the new campus. First announced to the public in November of 2015, the visionary $18.5 million campaign will enable the Historical Society to dramatically transform its campus to provide better access to its facilities and enrich its education and preservation programs. read more...

Historical Society Benefit to Feature Walter Isaacson

The Greenwich Historical Society will host distinguished historian, journalist and author Walter Isaacson for a special reception, book signing and dinner on Thursday, April 20. Isaacson’s presentation will draw from his highly-acclaimed book, The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, which examines the fascinating and creative personalities whose vision resulted in the creation of modern computers and the Internet. The contributions of luminaries such as Bill Gate and Steve Wozniak, and lesser known but no less important figures such as Ada Lovelace, English mathematician and daughter of Lord Byron and Alan Turing, WWII cryptanalyst and subject of the historical thriller The Imitation Game, will be explored. The book also highlights the crucial role that collaboration and teamwork played in the rise of the digital age. read more...

Preservation Network Celebrates New Town Historic Marker

On Feb. 3, two dozen people gathered in Greenwich’s National Register-designated Fourth Ward to dedicate the Greenwich Preservation Network’s newest historic marker. The permanent marker, located near the William Street Playground, outlines the history of the area for all passers-by. Greenwich Historical Society Chairman Davidde Strackbein welcomed the group and acknowledged the efforts of Charles Hilton Architects, Cornerstone Contracting and the Town of Greenwich for the marker’s design, construction and installation. Greenwich Hospital generously underwrote the project, and its president, Norman G. Roth, was on hand to address the group about the marker’s significance. read more...